Icy Blue Is the Season’s Most Surprising Hue


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In somewhat of a sartorial surprise, spring’s hottest hue is a callback to winter — icy blue. You might be ready to forget the frosty season (and all its taxing accoutrements), but this cool colour plucked from sub-zero climates actually has countless wardrobe applications as the weather warms.

The proof? Gossamer-like dresses at Proenza Schouler, slinky slips at Jason Wu and a particularly compelling lineup of miniskirts and short shorts at Versace, all washed in the pretty shade. Here, we’ve rounded the best blue pieces that are shoppable right now.

RW & Co. Ribbed Mock-Neck Sweater With Elbow Sleeves

The perfect workwear staple that’ll satisfy even the most buttoned-up of office environments, this barely blue knit piece is a warmer alternative to the black-and-white dress code. Tuck it into wide-leg trousers to offset the slim fit.

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Stine Goya SGAllison 2.0 Boots — Sky Denim

Look closely and you’ll notice this boot’s two-tone blu-ish hue is actually care of ultra-light denim. The easygoing fabric remains a neutral everywhere else in our closets, so in the same way, this pair can stand in in the same versatile approach.

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Celine by Hedi Slimane Medium Tilly Bag in Shiny Calfskin Pale Blue

Splashed in a subtle pale blue and punctuated by elegant gold hardware, Celine’s Tilly shoulder bag is one you’ll be sporting all summer along with the season’s other staple, the white dress.

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Kitri Janice Cornflower Blue Vinyl Trousers

Not going to lie: these vinyl trousers are a whole lotta look for someone who’d consider themselves colour shy. Keep it simple everywhere else (a loose-fitting white tee and an undone button-up over top is an ace formula) to quell your scepticisms.

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H&M Leather Tie-belt Coat

The very definition of street style bait if we ever saw one, this icy blue H&M Studio coat still has all the makings of a season-transcending staple: the long, loose fit, soft leather fabrication and slightly A-line sleeves for an elevated feel.

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Banana Republic Suede Wrap Skirt

Cool texture and colour collide in Banana Republic’s ultra-luxe suede wrap skirt. With this stunning piece to pull it all together, treat the flattering colour to a monochromatic moment for a fresh take on quiet luxury.

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Maguire Bai Denim Sunglasses Recycled Plastic

Cleverly crafted from recycled plastic, this Canadian-designed pair of sunnies has made it to our must-have list for spring accessories. Toss them in your bag for a simple way to inject a bit of (totally doable) colour into your look.

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A version of this article first appeared in FASHION’s March 2024 issue. Find out more here.

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